Those are some mean looking ribs! Pork spare-ribs or smaller beef ribs?
Beef ribs are awfull beefy but really fatty, definitely have to steam first to help render off a ton of fat. It’s the best I can do at home though due to the whole Kosher thing.
I like what you had instead though…
Serge, Great night last night ! I am still full this morning!
For me, the rib’s were fantastic , 6 1/2 hours in the smoker really produced a great dinner.
As for the wines. MY WOTN was the 75 Montrose. Not a blockbuster, but a solid , well done, mature Bordeaux. a good value for the money.
I am more enthusiastic about the Clerc, then Serge. Here is my tasting note from CT on it from last night.
1989 Clerc Milon - I was am more enthusiastic about this wine then Serge. I think it is a classic mid level Bordeaux. Remember, this is a fifth growth. Expectations should be for a wine whose tannin’s are tightly integrated and a wine in its prime drinking form. Mid palate is its best asset , finish is not terribly long. A Mouton it is not, but I think this is an excellent wine. I think the bbq ribs overpowered this wine, it the spice of the rub and bbq sauce created a little contention. Overall, I am very happy with this wine within its price point considerations.
I think the desert via the homemade Cuban cake needs mention it paired very well with the 2003 Château Rieussec.
Eric, Those a large BABY BACK ribs, not spare ribs (st louis. style etc).
I am looking forward to leftovers tonight
Wow, seriously big pig then. I was wondering about the BBQ sauce thing. Still, for food like that, what the heck. Not every food/wine match in life cab be perfect.
My impression of London is that it is cold, very cold right now. There you go.
I want to here about your CT offline with the London boys… the title should be “Eric Make’s it Out of London, alive”. LOL !!!
Not at The Ledbury
Looking great Serge, please send an invitation soon.
Yes, well that’s in a few hours. It remains to be seen if I make it out alive.
As for the Ledbury, I will be there (Friday and Saturday no less). The Friday event should be highly worthy of notes.
When Eami is no longer here we will come, 100%
Please bring Mike W. Gabi and Alan ( and “my favorite” ) you are welcome anytime.
Madonna you posted the photos